Meet Nicola Edgell who last year achieved her rehabillitation and fitness goals!
After 2 years I have;
The reason that I came to Pure Sports Medicine’s 50/50 class was that I have always participated in sport; competitive swimming 20+ yrs, various gyms & classes, snow skiing and for the last few years mono water skiing/wakeboarding, the odd game of golf/tennis etc. and local Bootcamp.
It was the Bootcamp where I was starting to pick up niggling minor twinges along with no real body changes so I gradually stopped going.
So when in Jan/Feb 2018 when I received the e‑mail promotion for the New 50/50 Classes I decided to join as I wanted to play more golf and become golf fit. I felt that the classes were the perfect size as even though it is a group class you still get that 1 – 1 experience.
Well now I really do get it! How small movements can make you feel like you’ve done a major workout, along with feeling more relaxed and stretched, was completely new.
After a year of weekly attendance, I started to see the benefits, which made me want to do more, so in March 2019 I started to include S&C 1 – 1 sessions in my training. At my first 1 – 1 session my S&C Coach asked what my overall goal was. I wanted to get back to real fitness and run with my husband, so along with the extra S&C, I started to run using the NHS couch to 5K.
After 2 years of regular 50/50 classes and a year of 1 – 1’s I was back to a similar fitness as to when I swam competitively!
When our lives changed in March of this year I was determined to continue with my fitness program and due to the continued support of all at PSM — who have done an amazing job — I have been able to still attend weekly 50/50 classes and 1 – 1 sessions via their virtual clinic.
My S&C Coach Cameron Lane, decided to returned to Australia this year. I was sad to see him go of course but Cameron did an excellent job of handing over my training plan to S&C Coach Andy Page. I know have bi-weekly 1 – 1 sessions with Andy and have continued to get stronger — I have even now got my husband attending the 50/50 classes and 1 – 1’s!
With the help of both Andy (S&C) and Pilates Instructor David Johnson — who is very patient — my husband, who has an 8 golf Hcp, has had to re-adjust his golf game as he has become a lot stronger.
Unfortunately at the end of 2019 with such a heavy golf schedule I sustained a shoulder injury but Physiotherapist Charlie Goodchild created a rehabilitation program in order to help me recover.